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NORFOLK
The council whose children’s services team has long had a shocking track record claims the department is a “fantastic place to live and work”.

SUNDERLAND
A road named after a late ex-council leader who was best known for fatally stabbing a burglar has been vandalised repeatedly.

KENSINGTON & CHELSEA
Residents have a fight on their hands to head off a development of massive towers that will dominate the skyline of west London.

CROYDON
The council and Arts Council England handed out £48,000 in grants to a festival featuring one “interactive performance” with “a series of modified butt plugs”.

WAKEFIELD
Campaigners say a vast stinking waste tip is a health risk, but they fear the council will not close it because it gets nearly £1m a year from the operator.

COTSWOLDS
The district council has revealed that it was defrauded of £55,520 in a phishing exercise in 2015, after receiving three email requests for “emergency funds”.

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